Schedule of Events

“A library is a focal point, a sacred place to a community; and its sacredness is its accessibility, its publicness. It’s everybody’s place.”

―Ursula K. Le Guin

2018 Events

Coming soon

2017 Events

Book Group Smackdown Wed 8/30, 11am - noon

Tired of book groups where everyone reads the same book and discusses that one book in nice, polite language? Come to the BRPL Book Group, where everyone brings a different book (your favorite?!?) and argues that it is the best.

Yelling, cursing, logic and other forms of persuasion are encouraged, but not required.

Literary Salon Mon 8/28 - Thu 8/31, 1 - 2pm

Come hear smarty-pants bibliophile Burners share some of the most fascinating, thought-provoking, or otherwise stimulating passages and essays that they've come across this year!

Readings at the Loos Mon 8/28 - Thu 8/31, 10am - noon

Librarians will regale you during your morning constitutionals with selected passages from relevant texts, such as "Anal Pleasure and Health" and "Lady Chatterley's Lover."

Playa Plays Tue 8/29, 6 - 7:30pm

Lively community renditions of plays from our extensive drama collection. Bring your best theatrics and come take a part!

"Author" Book Signing Tue 8/29 - Wed 8/30, 3 - 4pm

For one hour only, you will have the opportunity to meet any author, dead or alive! Bring your own book, or check one out from our collection, and then bring it to the "Author" to get it signed and have a once-in-a-lifetime conversation with your literary hero.

Singing Bowls 101 Wed 8/30, 4 - 5pm

Are you curious about Sound Healing? Come play with us! You'll have an assortment of singing bowls, singing saws, and other noisemakers at your disposal, and we'll help guide your exploration to unlock the secrets of sound. All are welcome, no musical experience necessary. Oh, you'd rather listen than play? No problem! We're going to need practice subjects for our students.

Tea and Poetry Thu 8/31, 3pm - 4pm

Enjoy tea provided by Camp Brewhaha and read aloud your favorite poems, or choose one of ours! Poems from such coveted genres as: “British”, “Shitty”, “Very Olde”, and “Not Sure If Sexual” will be provided.

Prizes given for most ethereal poetry, most nervous reader, smuttiest performance, and more!

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

―Jorge Luis Borges